Do What Feeds You

Yesterday I took a class with Stacy at Red Square Yoga, a small and intimate studio on the West slope of Queen Anne, a Seattle neighborhood.

I had heard of Red Square through an article on Green Yoga Studios from the Seattle Conscious Choice magazine, but what really drew me in was the philosophy: classes are small by design, and class fees are by donation. In Stacy’s–owner and director of Red Square–words, the aim is: “helping students to gain a better working knowledge of their bodies, breath, and minds”.

The studio is indeed red :), and small, with the maximum capacity of about 10 people. Works of art adorn the surrounding walls, but what really really caught my eyes is a large, almost life-size image of a beautiful young girl grinning with her hands in Namaste. 

Keep it Local

Stacy’s philosophy is to make it local and accessible to Queen Anne residents, so that they can even walk to class. Her goal is to support and build a community, and it’s no surprise that she is also a founding partner of Kavana Seattle, a cooperative  dedicated to intentional Jewish living. 

So, Queen Anne/Interbay people, check out Red Square Yoga. It’s on Metro bus route 1. 

Do What Feeds You

When I told Stacy that she is inspiring for all the work she does, she said, “Well, I gotta do what feeds me, not what eats me up.” She also confessed that it’s a simple concept that took her a long time to figure out. 

I’ve been thinking about this, and while it *is* a simple concept, like other big ah-ha’s in life, it has to come from within. In other words, you have to know what nourishes you and what doesn’t, all of which can only be learned to experience.